BATE, Julius Quotes
(1711-1771), English divine
Cicero calls gratitude the mother of virtues, the most capital of all duties, and uses the words grateful and good as synonymous terms, inseparably united in the same character.
He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.
Do not all impressions made in life continue immortal as the soul itself? May they not form the picture-gallery, upon which we shall gaze through the boundless ages of eternity?
Garrick showed Johnson his fine house, gardens, statues, pictures, etc., at Hampton Court.—"Ah ! David, David," said the doctor, " these are the things that make death terrible."
To be like Christ in this world we must, more or less, be the subjects of temptation. But He instantly and successfully resisted temptation, so that though tempted, He was "without sin." We also, to carry out the Christian character, must resist, to complete victory, all the temptations with which we may be assailed.
Zeal without knowledge is like fire without a grate to contain it; like a sword without a hilt to wield it by; like a high-bred horse without a bridle to guide him. It speaks without thinking, acts without planning, seeks to accomplish a good end without the adoption of becoming means.